History educators work at the juncture of past and future, building the historical skills and knowledge that will equip young people to engage fully in the world they inherit. History teachers also work at the nexus of education, policy, and politics, a crossroads that has become increasingly challenging since 2020. At the same time, history education offers the promise of meeting the challenges of our times with informed historical practice and responsive pedagogies. By cultivating History’s Habits of Mind, teachers can support students’ understanding of the historical roots that shape their lives. Together, the content and skills taught in history classrooms prepare students to engage constructively with the challenges of the future.
NCHE invites proposals for its 2024 conference in Cleveland that explore the multifocal ways that history educators can leverage the power of history at the crossroads in their own classrooms. Proposals may explore one or more of the following themes.
Sessions may focus on local, regional, national, or world history for elementary, middle, high school, and college classrooms. NCHE encourages submissions that offer rich historical content, innovative pedagogical strategies, and that foster inquiry and critical thinking.
Breakout Session: These teacher workshops are typically interactive “how to” sessions designed for the K-12 educator and are 50 minutes in length.
Mini Session: Mini Session topics range from teaching ideas to research reports. Presenters have 15 minutes to present information and answer questions. Each mini session typically includes three separate 15-minute presentations in the same room within a 50-minute time period.
Poster Session: Poster Session topics range from teaching ideas to research reports. Poster presenters display their information visually (ex. poster/display board) and interact with interested attendees during the 30-minute session. Presenters remain with their posters. The poster session period may include 8-15 simultaneous presenters.